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Terry Davis

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Playoffs: Grizzlies look to lock in after Timberwolves break through in game one

The Minnesota Timberwolves were too much early on for the Grizzlies, which contributed greatly to the Grizzlies’ post-game refrain about the need to come out ready for game two of the opening round of the NBA Western Conference playoffs. Jumping on Memphis with a 9-2...

The nuts and bolts of a record-breaking year for the Grizzlies

The records were plentiful as the latest version of the Memphis Grizzlies tied the franchise mark for the most victories in a season. When they host the Minnesota Timberwolves in the NBA’s Western Conference Playoffs, it will be the first time for the organization...

Firing with playoff precision, Grizzlies tie franchise win total

The NBA Playoffs demand a full-throttle push by championship-hungry teams whose elements have developed chemistry capable of sustaining them through the title hunt. Insert Memphis Grizzlies into that picture and the importance of Saturday night’s win over the New Orleans Pelicans comes fuller into...

Memphis’ win over the Suns reflected the Grizzlies’ execution of a sound approach

Phoenix plays its home basketball games at the Footprint Center in ZIP code 85004. Memphis played host at FedExForum in ZIP code 38103 on Friday night and the teams’ varying approaches to the game were not lost on losing coach Monty Williams of the...

Grizzlies’ season-long goal to be the ‘best version’ of themselves yields playoff-clinching success

With eight games to go in the 82-game, regular-season schedule, the Grizzlies approached Saturday night’s tilt with the defending NBA champion Milwaukee Bucks with a singular – and team shared goal: “to just find our best version.” “Get better every single day. Simple as that,”...

Grizzlies take national TV bow in taking down the Nets

It’s one thing – “a humbling honor” as Grizzlies head coach Taylor Jenkins put it – to have the ESPN network plop down on Memphis with its All-Access national showcase. It’s next level to then win the game, especially when the vanquished opponent is...

Tigers advance toward reconstruction of a tournament-threat culture

The underpinning for winning and losing basketball programs is the “culture,” with head coaches responsible for building or maintaining it. The new ones pronounce their winning-culture intentions from day one and then embark on the journey of ascension. Four years after taking the helm at...

Memphis vs Gonzaga: The big game the Tigers almost won

PORTLAND, Oregon – In the madness of the NCAA Tournament, there is no extra credit for style points. It is all about survive and advance. Accounting for the will to win, teams have to figure out how to get the job done and execute. Against...

Won and not done – Tigers advance to play No. 1 Gonzaga

PORTLAND, Oregon – Up by 19 points at the half against first-round NCAA Tournament Boise State, University of Memphis head coach Penny Hardaway “knew the game wasn’t over.” He was right. That big margin dwindled to five points in the second half, forcing the Tigers...

Memphis to begin its NCAA tournament journey with resolve

FORT WORTH, Texas – Resolute. That pretty much describes the mindset of University of Memphis head coach Penny Hardaway as the Tigers turned the page to the basketball program’s long-awaited return to the coveted NCAA Tournament. “It was a pretty good run over this last...